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Freshman Year

5 Pieces Of Advice For Parents Of High School Freshman

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
Dana Westreich Hirt

This posts offers guidance on the 5 most relevant and fraught topics your freshman (or freshwoman) will continually face as he or she evolves from an incoming 9th grader to bona fide high schooler. They are, in no particular order.

15 Things You Need in Your Freshman Year Dorm

FlockU | Posted 08.22.2016 | College
FlockU

By Lexi Hill, University of South Carolina ‘18 Freshman year of college is literally the best and worst thing that can happen to a person. It’s ...

13 Mistakes Every College Freshman Makes

FlockU | Posted 08.22.2016 | College
FlockU

By Fre’Dasia Daniels, University of North Texas ‘20 Freshman year is a series of huge changes after high school. Here’s what not to do during ...

Five Tips For College Freshmen

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 08.08.2016 | College
Dr. Alan Kadish

The freshman year of college is a time of transition from adolescence to adulthood. Living independently for the first time and directing your own life -- academically, socially and organizationally -- can be daunting but it need not be a time of upheaval.

Drinking In College: The Family Conversation To Have Before You Drop The First One Off

Beverly Low | Posted 08.02.2016 | College
Beverly Low

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfectly scripted conversation when it comes to college drinking. A lot of students will choose to drink alcohol at some point during their first year. That's the reality.

An Expert's Guide On How to Survive Freshman Year

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.20.2016 | College
Stephanie R. Caudle

Nothing is more exciting than your freshman year in college. The change in atmosphere, the opportunity to make new friends and most importantly you fi...

Advice from a College Freshman Survivor

Natalie Kalin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

You go to college to learn. That's the whole point of it. After having completed my freshman year, however, I realized that you learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside it. And, believe me, these lessons will bruise you and break you just as much as the exams and labs do.

How to Succeed at College and Beyond: The Art of Learning

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 07.16.2016 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

I. Preparing Students for the College Experience and Responding to Critics of the American University I have just published my How to Succeed at C...

Letter to Freshman Me

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 02.13.2017 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

Dear Taylor, First off, let's get this straight: I would much rather visit you in person, but, alas, I have yet to discover time travel. I have been ...

Why I Won't Be Taking Shots On My 21st Birthday

Hanna Lottritz | Posted 01.07.2017 | College
Hanna Lottritz

Today is my 21st birthday, a day I have been looking forward to for quite some time now. Due to an event that happened about six months ago, I will not be taking birthday shots and getting wasted tonight.

What I Wish I'd Known Freshman Year of College

Avelist | Posted 11.03.2016 | College
Avelist

Introduce yourself to people, go to your famous professor's office hours, speak up at club meetings, nerd out and go to all the talks that seem interesting. After all, fortune favors the bold.

10 Things This Former College Teacher Wants Students to Know

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Rachel Garlinghouse

Listen. College teachers want their students to succeed. In order for this to happen, it takes teamwork, much of that falling upon the student. As a former college teacher, here are the things college students need to do in order to meet their educational goals.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Dear Daughter....

Shelly Peiken | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents
Shelly Peiken

When I woke up on the first morning after delivering you to college it was quiet. Really quiet. Just as I thought, nobody was in your bed. I knew you weren't at a sleepover. Or on a school trip. This was for real.

How to Drop Off Your New College Kid (It's All In the Numbers)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 09.10.2016 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Those strangers on a train got me looking back my days as a dad by focusing on facts instead of feelings. Hence, I've developed this list for my son. It compiles all the important numbers (some estimated) that spring to mind as I contemplate life with a son who is now on his own.

Saying Goodbye to My College Bound Kid

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.31.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know there are many mothers out there that can't believe that beautiful little child they birthed 18 years ago has left the nest for their freshman year at college. And took their heart along with their computer, iPhone, and dorm trappings. I was in that club too.

College Should be an Adventure

John A. Roush | Posted 08.27.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

When alums come back to their alma mater, they share with me joys, experiences and memories that are both unique and profound. Why? College remains a more fundamental and foundational experience than any other concentrated period of time in their entire lives.

Knowledge Is Power

Carol J. Carter | Posted 08.24.2016 | Education
Carol J. Carter

The youngest of three, Britt's older siblings are already out of university. When asked about his college plans he admits to not giving it much thought. "I know I should be thinking about it, but I'm not. My brother wants me to go to ASU like he did but I'm just winging it. Obviously I'm going to college somewhere though. Knowledge is power."

How To Drink In College Without Ruining Your Life Or Liver

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 08.18.2015 | College

College is a wonderful time of self-discovery and reading Emily Dickinson on the quad. Also, for some, guzzling Franzia straight from the bag and shot...

13 Things You Don't Need in Your Dorm Room

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 08.17.2015 | College

Go home, college freshman in the endless line wrapped around The Container Store. You don’t need a "hanging sweater bag" or a "bungee chair." What d...

8 Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Students may also be sampling different foods and tastes for the first time, and they may indulge in over eating and excess alcohol in an effort to fit in and make new friends. Advice for students entering freshman year:

Gear Up for Your Freshman Year

Alex Lyman | Posted 08.11.2016 | College
Alex Lyman

If you're about to start your freshman year of college, you're likely having a lot of mixed feelings. The best way to channel your excitement and calm your anxiety is to go into college with a plan that will help you be successful in your academic studies, professional dreams, and personal life.

7 Tips for Incoming Freshmen

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 08.10.2016 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

The beginning of freshman year can feel entirely overwhelming -- but it doesn't always have to be. Once you realize that everyone is just as nervous as you are, it's much easier to relax and take it all in.

10 Tips for Freshman Success in College

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 08.06.2016 | College
Bob Brinkmann

The 6-year graduation rate for American college students is about 59%. This figure means that 41% of all students that start college do not graduate within 6 years. If you are starting college this fall, here are 10 tips for success that will help you be part of the 59% that finish.

4 Rules for Making Friends Your First Semester of College

Julia Bush | Posted 08.06.2016 | College
Julia Bush

These rules to friend-making from me, a verified friend professional (aka a random human who survived college with minor damage), will help you find your true BFFs and begin the ~best years of your life~.

The Freshmen 21

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 07.29.2016 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Meals are up to you, as is your bedtime. Too often college students skip meals or don't eat healthy. Avoid the "freshman 15" by minimizing the 12 a.m. pizza runs.